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Ability to store text on the iPad?

Richard Korts
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I have the need to create a document on my iPad that I can read aloud to others in a place with no internet connectivity.

Is there some way to create a Word like document that I can store on the iPad?

I can (will) create the document in Word on my Win 10 PC. I'd prefer not to have to print out a copy but somehow transfer it to the iPad so I can read it there.

Doesn't there HAVE to be a way?

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Is this for a one time use scenario or you will be doing this frequently? If one time use, you can just email the document to yourself and then have a word processor app on your iPad to open it up.

If you plan to do this frequently, you might want to put the document on some form of cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.). Then install the app on your iPad to access those documents.

For either methods, just make sure you saved the file locally to your iPad first. These apps like Dropbox will usually have some way to make your files available offline as well so that won't be a problem if you won't have internet.
Kyle SantosQuality Assurance Engineer at Dassault Systemes
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+1 for Google Drive.
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Just create the document using Page for iOS and the document will be stored in your iPad and you can open the document without Internet access.
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The pdf solution sounds good, I presume I can somehow get Acrobat Reader from the App Store? Or is it already magically there?

Don't understand what this means "Save your desktop version as a PDF  and download it to your iPhone". How do I "download" to iPad (it's iPad, not phone).

I can use the email attachment if I can get acrobat (or other open source pdf reader) on iPad

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Actually, you can open pdf attachment in iPad without Acrobat Reader.
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Jackie man,

I got acrobat reader. Like most things iPad, very non-intuitive.

Opened an email with PDFs attachment. Tapped on red 'pdf' in a box, opened the PDFs in the browser. Guess that works. Why it can't be opened in acrobat reader???

The whole thing this illustrates is the difficult, VERY non-intuitive way the iPad works. My next tablet purchase, Andriod.
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@Richard .. I did mention that "you can open and view PDF with no 3rd party apps" so there was no need to install Adobe Reader app.

If you REALLY want to use Adobe Reader to view PDFs see the instructions on how to get it from Mail to Adobe Reader
https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-5901#jive_content_id_Open_from_Mail

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